UBC student wins Facebook’s Hackathon

Electrical and computer engineering students Khalid Karim of UBC and Jacob Andreou of Queen’s University have designed an app called ThinkAkili and won Facebook’s Global Hackathon competition. ThinkAkili is an online retail analytic platform that preselects items based on a user’s online history, past purchases and social media profiles, then links to in-store monitors to displays the user’s choices. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy and remains unopened on a smart phone while it communicates with the store. For more info, click here.